Sip n’ Brew
There’s a new milk tea place in town! Luckily, it’s located near the Face to Face Language School building – about 10 minutes on foot and way faster if you take the jeepney. The newcomer chose the old Station 15 Bar building to accommodate customers, just across 711. It’s a humble space but homey on the inside. The staff are nice as well, greeting us with smiles and taking our orders with pleasant faces. They answered questions politely. It was a good practice for my Japanese companions to converse in English with a person other than their teachers.
Now, I do not consider myself a connoisseur with anything tea [especially milk tea] since I am a coffee person [ Starbucks holds my heart forever!], however, I was curious about the new place. It has just opened on the 1st of December and a friend shared details about their opening promo which was buy one take one at 99 pesos. This piqued my interest. Sadly, the promo was an “opening day ONLY” promo. One late Friday afternoon, I decided to check the place out with a couple of friends.
The menu, though still quite limited, offered a good variation of drinks which combines usual favorites and original blends. They also offer light snacks and even if we didn’t order any food at the time of our visit, a reliable source told me that the taste and proportion of the food was worth the price.
We ordered different drinks from each other. I went for Teacher Joshua’s recommendation of Salted Caramel Wintermelon Milk Tea. Avid milk tea fans might call me sacrilegious, but I really don’t fancy tapioca pearls in my drink. The others went for fruit teas.
It was a fun afternoon with much laughter and tons of stories shared. I can definitely see this place become a regular hang out for students and teachers alike. It will always be a nostalgic place for me because way back when it was still a bar, I had a very interesting and memorable night post-Christmas with fellow F2F teachers, staff and students. Now the place is well lit and instead of alcohol on the counter it’s some kind of tea, but the memories will stay and for sure, new memories will be made.